J. R. Tolkien's Arguments Against Capital Punishment

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“Many that live deserve death and many that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment” – J.R.R Tolkien. Capital punishment has been around for many centuries but has been suppressed in several countries as punishment was thought to be medieval and barbaric. I strongly disagree with the statement ‘capital punishment should be reinstated’. Capital punishment should be prohibited as it is immoral to take another’s life and many wrongful executions can take place. Persons should also contemplate on the repercussions of taking another’s life. Firstly, it is immoral to take another’s life. Man cannot create or give life so therefore should not take life. From the time we were able to decipher wrong from right it was drilled into all forms of our consciousness that killing another person is a wrong and unjustifiable sin. And according to Olivia H., if a person takes a life without feeling the weight of it on their consciences the something is wrong with them morally and possibly mentally.…show more content…
Individuals are often blamed for crimes not executed by them. According to James Brockway, wrongful convictions in the criminal justice system are dominant or frequent because of many factors. Some of these factors include; the difficulty of investigating capital crime and the strong desire of guilty parties to frame others. Also includes society’s demand for a quick and harsh punishment making it disproportionately likely in capital cases. Notwithstanding however, many individuals believe capital punishment should be reinstated but be made applicable to only certain crimes like aggravated murder or rape. One should however take into account that the person(s) committing the crime could not be of sound mind or had been ordered to do so. Individuals are also known to accuse other persons of crimes when they do not get what they

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